Help Your Kid Build Language Skills With These 6 Essential Toys

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If you’re wondering how a rocket ship, barn or dollhouse is going to teach your kid any sort of language, here’s an answer in the form of a question: Did you think your year-and-a-half-old kid was ready for Hooked On Phonics? These toys provide a familiar context for play, and familiar contexts become language rich over time, promoting the expansion of vocabulary and a more sophisticated understanding of how things work within them. Plus, admit it: nothing is more adorable than watching a kid make animal noises.

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